Cold & Wind

December 28 - 31, 2015

A clearing trend after morning fog saw clouds slowly disperse until the pale blue winter sky ushered in temps in the high 20's at night, strong winds making it feel colder. 

Icy Ferns

Do the frogs sleep under a fern through all this, waiting for a warm night? 

A pair of red-tail hawks live somewhere along the ridge just to the south.  I see them all the time, soaring, hunting on wing and from perches high in Doug firs, often above the pond down below.  I read Pacific treefrogs can be a principle menu item for them!  Never occurred to me these large raptors would go after tiny frogs.